There are thankfully very few dental emergencies but some problems require prompt attention. There is a small window of opportunity to treat these problems.
Trauma patients – such as road accidents – may also have dental problems, but the importance in this situation is on stabilisation and critical care for your pet, not so much the tooth. Transfer to your local vet or emergency centre is the priority.
Types of Emergency
Fractures of the teeth exposing the living tissue inside the tooth (pulp) are extremely painful and can also be treated with a vital pulpotomy if seen within a time window of approximately 48 hours from the time of trauma. Otherwise a more complicated root canal treatment or extraction is required.
Avulsed (Pulled Out) Teeth
Teeth that have been pulled out completely – including the root(s) can be put back in place. You can keep the tooth in milk and contact us ASAP